After reading previous reviews, I decided to get this item, but arranged for a friend and helper to put it together. It took them 4 hours together to almost complete it. The middle top drawer is not straight, and we decided to deal with it another day. It is not real obvious, but there is some difficulty in sliding the drawer out and it appears to rest at an angle. The cart is very functional as well as attractive. But we still have not tried to figure out what the problem with the top drawer is. I am sorry it took my friends so long to put it together. From the reviews, I knew it was time consuming, but not that long.